Something amazing happens when a parent steps into a classroom and shares their world with students. You can actually feel the excitement, anticipation and curiosity of the children growing as they eagerly soak up each nugget of information.

After a lesson from Dr. Heidi, a dentist and Schechter parent, students could not stop talking about the dangers of “sugar bugs” or the photo of rotten teeth from these seemingly harmless pests. While the students have probably heard the dangers of eating too much sugar from their own dentists, it suddenly has new meaning, resonating with the children in a profound way.

These experiences can be eye-opening for so many children as they begin to envision what they can be in the future and embrace all of the opportunities that are available to them. Some children begin to develop stronger identities, establishing a sense of what they do and do not want to be. From lawyers, administrators, scientists and artists to gemologists, social workers, musicians and doctors, these parents have helped plant the seed for many of our students.

“I want to be a makeup artist,” said one pre-kindergartner. “I want to be a space engineer!” shared a 4-year-old. Thanks to Schechter’s talented, hard-working parent volunteers and the innovative, committed faculty, the possibilities are endless and the future is bright for Schechter students!

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